Top 5 Wednesday is GoodReads group where people discuss different bookish topic each week. This week, the Top 5 Wednesdays topic is Favorite Science Fiction & Fantasy in Other Media such as in movies, tv shows, games, anime, etc.

I follow a lot of SF/F tv-shows, comics, and movies. It was hard to narrow it just to five. I also have a lot of older favorites but this time I decided to focus on newer tv-shows.

1, the Flash
While I’ve read far more Marvel comics, I like the DC tv-shows far more than the Marvel shows. Flash is a very good mixture with comic book superhero stuff (like alternate realities, time travel, and possible futures) with a group of loyal friends and family fighting crime together.

2, the Expanse
A grittier show than Flash, the Expanse follows a huge cast of characters all over the solar system.

3, Supergirl
Targeted at (far) younger viewers than me, I still love most of this show, especially Alex who gets to shine almost as much as Kara herself.

4, the Gifted
This is a new tv-show and alternate reality take on the X-Men. I love alt realities and this is very well done. Main characters include minor X-Men characters such as Polaris and Thunderbird but not any of the major ones (so far, at least). The show follows the trials of the Strucker family who has to flee their home when their teenaged children are identified as mutants.

5, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
I’ve only seen the first three seasons because I live in Finland and I’m still waiting for the rest to come out in DVD/blu-ray. Most of the Marvel tv-shows are too dark for me but I love Agents (and Agent Carter… sigh) where competent agents take on some of the less powerful monsters of the Marvel universe.

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